January 15, 2007

6 Traits Sentence Fluency: Listen for it!

The key to teaching the trait of sentence fluency is to let the ears of your students develop the concepts of cadence and rhythm. There's no better way to do this than to listen to a wide variety of literature read aloud. Serendipity brought my attention to some fine new online resources that will help us all learn to listen!

Mary Lee, a wonderful teacher at the Taipei American School translated the ideogram on the top of this page as Listen or Hear. This symbol is especially appropriate for the trait of sentence fluency. (Thank you Mary!)

For over 10 years, the Lannan Foundation produced and donated full-length video programs featuring major poets and writers from around the world reading and discussing their work to libraries, schools, universities, etc. The Lannan Foundation website has a audio archive of the titles in addition to many new files from the many literary and cultural events hosted by the Foundation:

The Lannan Foundation is also podcasting the current Readings & Conversation events as well as past events,with new shows each week. This podcast archive is hosted on iTunes and available as free downloads in MP3 format.

There are great materials here folks!

~ den

No comments: